The Secret to Ian Poulter’s Success? It’s All in the Pants

Some might say it took hard work, determination and an unwavering will to win. It’s hard to argue with that, but when I think of some key factors that may have vaulted Ian Poulter to his WGC win on Sunday (and jump to #5 in the world) I can only think of one thing. The pants.

It is my personal view that ‘Poults’ takes something to heart that makes him feel, look and actually PLAY better. That something is a little saying ‘the clothes make the man’. Pink is Ian’s favorite color. At least, that’s what I remember from watching a recent Golf Channel ‘Playing Lessons With the Pros‘ featuring Poulter. There’s no doubt Ian wanted to make sure everything was going in the right direction for yesterday’s final 36-hole match. So what color was he wearing? Pink from head to toe (well, actually he was book-ended with a white visor and white shoes… but you get the picture). I’m sure somewhere Paula Creamer was jealous. When you think about it, on the eve of your biggest match day in quite some time, why wear just any old outfit when you could wear the color you love so dear? Pink it was, for the win. 4 and 2.

Let me dig a bit deeper into the reasons I believe the pants (ok, and the whole outfit) were without a doubt key to Ian’s win. First, confidence. Think about it. The guy was looking good, therefore he was feeling good, and he hit the ball solid and with conviction. Second, intimidation. Now, I’m not saying that Poulter is going to intimidate Paul Casey on any level, heck, I’m sure the chaps are very friendly with one another… But when you head to the first tee with a guy dressed from head to toe in something so unique, surely Paul had one or to miscellaneous thoughts running through his head OTHER than golf during the long match. Lastly, comfort. Not only was Ian wearing his color of choice… he was wearing his BRAND of choice… his own clothing line! Couple the clothes with a slick pair of FootJoy boots to unleash a Pink-ish storm of comfort and style that no opponent could resist.

Sure, some might say Ian’s win and rise to #5 in the world has everything to do with hard work. I can’t argue with that. But still, part of me thinks a big part of it is in the wardrobe. Now you know his secret. It’s all in the pants.

Well done, Ian… Well done!

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3 Comments on "The Secret to Ian Poulter’s Success? It’s All in the Pants"

  1. Peter says:

    Yes, my confidence is better because of my clothes ! And impressive enough to receive comments. I don’t want to be with you in the flight… And…I see you everywhere on the fairway… Lucky most of them are men that want to be in the flight but attractive women say Hi, what a outfit..!

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